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John Barleycorn or Alcoholic Memoirs by Jack London (1876 - 1916)

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  • Chapter 13-14

Chapter 13-14

Thursday 1st January 1970

Explore Jack London's brutally honest analysis of his own struggles with alcoholism in John Barleycorn. Discover the demons and gods he encountered through both friend and enemy.
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John Barleycorn or Alcoholic Memoirs by Jack London (1876 - 1916)
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John Barleycorn: An Honest Analysis of Alcoholism and Addiction in Chapter 13-14

There is no end to John Barleycorn's tricks.
In Chapter 13-14 of John Barleycorn, Jack London takes readers on a journey through his life as seen through the eyes of alcohol. His brutally honest analysis of his own struggles with alcoholism was ahead of its time, shedding light on more modern theories of addiction. London describes the demons and gods he encountered through both friend and enemy, John Barleycorn, and how he became a bar-room loafer.
He also explores the insidious and deadly ways of John Barleycorn, the lure of fellowship and prosperity, and the consequences of drinking and helplessness. London's account of The Hancock Fire Brigade and its aftermath is a powerful testament to the dangers of alcoholism. In the end, John Barleycorn remains a complex and controversial figure, one that London grappled with until his untimely death at the age of forty.
Listen to the episode now here on alcoholfree.com and discover the full story of John Barleycorn.